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Play Space, Learning Space

May, 2018
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Children are powerful learners; their interactions are rich and purposeful. This thought, along with the school’s philosophy and pedagogy, is now embodied in the new outdoor space at Shanghai American School, Puxi Campus. It is more than a play space: it is a Learning Space. 
In the new Learning Space children are using their imaginations, weaving fanciful [...]

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Reading at the Heart of Britannica

May, 2018
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Reading is at the heart of education. And reading is at the heart of Britannica International School, Shanghai. The school has always recognized the importance of promoting it and creating a school of avid readers. Therefore, Book Week was introduced to give the whole school community an opportunity to share and celebrate the love of [...]

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Wisdom Begins with Wonder

May, 2018
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One of the key tenants of the Montessori philosophy is the connection with the natural world of the outdoors.
Maria Montessori in her book, To Educate the Human Potential, says that only when the child is able to identify its own center with the center of the universe does education really begin. Such a comprehensive context enables [...]

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The Need to Read

May, 2018
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During any trip on the metro in Shanghai, and probably any major city on Earth, one cannot help but notice the number of faces buried in screens. One also can’t help but be quizzical as to how an eerie silence can fill a carriage full of scores of people. It is well known and understood [...]

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The Wonderful DanceFest 2018

May, 2018
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It’s widely believed that children discover the joy and health benefits that exercise can bring whilst they’re young. However, not every child enjoys the competitive world of sports. And that’s where DanceFest came into play at Western International School of Shanghai (WISS) on 10 March.
DanceFest 2018 saw 6 international schools take part, with 120 dancers [...]

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Funny History for Active Learning

May, 2018
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When the second semester of the school year started at Beijing Xin Fuxue International Academy, many students rushed to sign up for a selective after-school class on history.
As a matter of fact, so well received is Funny History that its creator, social studies teacher Xie Junyang, had to limit the number for enrolment in order [...]

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ASA at JOY EL: To Develop Happier and More Balanced Students

May, 2018
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Battery. Wire. Light bulb. All set and ready.
In the blink of an eye, the light was on.
The magic of the invisible current entirely thrilled David L., a 6th grader at JOY EL International Academy, “I just can’t believe that I am now able to make sense of a complicated circuit diagram and succeed in my [...]

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Sara Norberg: Being a Facilitator of Students’ Learning

May, 2018
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A mum of five and a teacher of many, Sara Norberg is full of passion when talking about kids and their learning.
Moving from the US to Beijing in 2012, Norberg has been teaching at Springboard International School of Beijing (SIBS) for over five years. She started as a Kindergarten teacher, and is now a Grade [...]

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AIP Class: Art Students Thrive

May, 2018
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When 15-year-old Feng Yumeng graduated from Middle School, she found a more favorable option for her High School education.
The newly launched Art International Project (AIP) Class at Kaiwen Academy, an international bilingual school located in eastern Beijing, attracted her attention because she loves art and wants to develop her skills. “I thought to myself: this [...]

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BWYA Treble Makers: Tuned to the Fun of Music

May, 2018
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“Pop songs.”
“Jazz.”
“R&B.”
“Rock.”
“Punk”

When asked about their favorite types of music, the six members of Treble Makers, a student band at Beijing World Youth Academy (BWYA), produce different answers.
Guitarist Andy Zhao, who likes heavier stuff, dismisses the preconception that enjoying metal shows a love of violence, while on the other side Keyboard Daniel Kim claims he can [...]

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Personal Projects, Personal Dreams

May, 2018
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When students are studying the IB MYP and considering their personal project, most of them tend to choose something that they have been fond of doing for a while. But that’s not the case with Gloria Gao, a 10th Grader at Beanstalk International Bilingual School (BIBS) Shunyi Campus.
This teenage girl has a passion for competitive [...]

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The Need to Read

May, 2018
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During any trip on the metro in Shanghai, and probably any major city on Earth, one cannot help but notice the number of faces buried in screens. One also can’t help but be quizzical as to how an eerie silence can fill a carriage full of scores of people. It is well known and understood [...]

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Summer Camps in Shanghai 2018

May, 2018
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Summer Kids Camp at SCIS Hongqiao

Ages: Preschool-Grade 5 (Date of birth ranging from October 31, 2014, through November 1, 2006)
Dates: June 18 – July 13
Time: 8:30am – 3:00pm (Full day); 8:30am – 12:30pm (Half-day, Preschool only) 
SCIS Hongqiao summer camp programs are non-academic, thematic programs filled with action-packed fun for all ages. The programs include games, sports, [...]

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My MUN, My BEIMUN

May, 2018
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To almost all international school students, the Model United Nations (MUN) conferences are an essential part of their education experience. Besides the obvious benefits of “meeting people from all over the world”, “learning about current global issues”, “improving the public speaking skills”, “building up leadership and diplomatic skills” and so on, MUN never ceases to [...]

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Shape Your Future through Art

May, 2018
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With her aim to become a fashion designer, Samantha Li feels very lucky that she chose to study at the Aidi International High School of Art & Design last summer.
“Many of the resources provided here were really new to me,” the 17-year-old recalls, “What came first, for example, was the circular setup of the classroom [...]

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